INSUB12 FIST OF KONG does stuff
In 2003, alto and tenor saxophonist Charlie Naked, bassist Danny McMahon, and drummer Vaughan Boone
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joined forces to become Fist of Kong, a free jazz trio playing spontaneously improvised music,
free of preconceptions and premeditation.
Though Boone left after about a year and a half with the group, Naked and McMahon continued Fist of
Kong alternately as a more experimental duo, and in a free-improv workshop format with several other
members of Houston's vibrant free improv scene, including trombonist Mike Switzer, guitarist Jim
Otterson, keyboardist Robert Pearson, violist Rose Lange, percussionist Tom Zermeno, cellist Melisa
Rose, tenor saxophonist John Atlas,and many others.
The members of Fist of Kong do not discuss the music before it's played, making each rehearsal,
recording session, and performance a unique moment of collective self-expression.